Advicor – Niacin and Lovastatin

Advicor is used to:

  • slow the progress of heart disease.
  • lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol (HDL).
  • lower triglycerides.

Advicor is a combination of niacin and lovastatin.

Side effects of taking Advicor include:

More Common

  • Cough or hoarseness
  • feeling of warmth
  • fever or chills
  • lower back or side pain
  • pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • redness, itching, or tingling of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

Less Common

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • blurred vision
  • cramping pain or stiffness
  • difficulty moving
  • dry mouth
  • dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • joint pain
  • muscle aches, weakness, tenderness, or pain
  • nausea
  • swollen joints
  • unexplained weight loss
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting


  • Dark-colored urine
  • muscle cramps, pain, spasm, or stiffness

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